Ryder knows too well the threat Derrygonnelly presents

It’s been 42 long years since Erne Gaels last lifted the New York Cup but this weekend Seamus Ryder and his team hope to end that wait. After losing last year’s decider to Enniskillen Gaels, the Erne Gaels manager admitted that “the hurt showed there in the second half and it just drove us on. We […]

The hurt of last year’s defeat spurs Belcoo on to win

“IT’S a great feeling,” said Belcoo manager Paul McGrath after his side lifted the Junior Championship Cup on Sunday afternoon. “We were in the final last year and got nipped by a point by Lisnaskea, so this was always on our radar this season. We were hoping to get promoted in the league, which we did, […]

Derby day decider for Kinawley and Belnaleck

IT’S a derby day decider this Saturday afternoon when Kinawley welcomes Belnaleck to Patrick McManus Park for the first of this weekend’s Senior Championship quarter-finals. Neither team have shown any consistency in the championship so far, with both scraping through their final round matches with a point to spare. Kinawley have had an extra week’s […]

‘It’s do or die’ warns Ryder, ahead of quarter-final

ERNE Gaels have the home advantage this weekend when they host Ederney on Sunday afternoon. The Belleek men enjoyed two wins from three in the championship campaign but lost their final-round match to Derrygonnelly. Erne Gaels manager, Seamus Ryder, says there was lots of leanings to be taken from that game; “We watched it back […]

Aghadrumsee celebrate after extra time victory

THIS was a hard-fought Intermediate football final that went right down to the wire with Aghadrumsee claiming the honours in extra time. The lead exchanged hands a number of times and there was nothing between the sides at the break, level pegging at 1-3 apiece. Aghadrumsee started the brighter of the two teams in the second half […]

Championship schedule changed

THE refixed Senior Football Championship Group A Round 3 game between Roslea and Belnaleck is scheduled to take place in Kinawley on Sunday (October 1) at 4pm. As a result, the quarter-finals, which were supposed to take place this coming weekend, have now been pushed back until the weekend of October 7/8. The semi-finals have […]

Interest in learning Irish language is ‘increasing’

ONE of Fermanagh’s leading Gaeilgeoirs feels that more needs to be done throughout the county so that the ‘new generation of people’ will embrace and want to learn the Irish language. Growing up in Roslea, Ciarán Mag Uidhir’s love of Irish language stemmed from listening to the likes of TG4 commentators Brian Tyres and Mac Dara MacDonnacha […]

Fermanagh’s ash trees give hurley makers hope

FERMANAGH is turning into a mecca for Ireland’s hurley makers as they search for the dwindling wood they need to keep a healthy production line going. The ancient Irish sport of hurling is called the “clash of the ash” because the hurls or hurley sticks are made from the bottom 1.3m of the native Irish ash tree. […]

Quigley pleased to bring trophy ‘back home’

ROSLEA joint-captain Seán Quigley admitted the Shamrocks got the ‘rub of the green’ after they ended their nine-year wait for silverware on Sunday. Two goals in the last six minutes were key for Ciaran Murphy’s team and Quigley, who kicked six points for his side, was very pleased with the character and resilience shown by his teammates. […]

League titles are up for grabs on Sunday

THE flags will be flying and a large crowd is expected to turn out to Brewster Park on Sunday for the Fermanagh Senior Football League Division One and Division Two Finals. At 2pm, the action will begin when Sid Mulrone’s Devenish St Mary’s take on Roslea Shamrocks, managed by Monaghan man Ciaran Murphy, in the […]